Taylors Estate Merlot 2016
$1399each
$167DOZEN
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Fruit Merlot
Regions Clare Valley
  South Australia
Each $13.99
$167.00
Currently out of stock
Taylor know from good Clare Valley Merlot, the family's initial interest in establishing their own label was primarily driven by a love of the great Bordeaux growths, many of which include Merlot as the secret ingredient. Valley Clare is renowned for its influence on the noble red grapes, infusing the wines with characters of blueberry and mint. Vinified exclusively from estate grown fruit, those parcels which are most worthy of a pure Merlot wine are sourced solely from the precious Lodden and St Andrew blocks on the Taylor family property.
The Taylor's vineyard team identify parcels which can best express the charm and grace of a pure Clare Valley Merlot. The aim is to produce a wine which displays a rich middle palate with good fleshy fruit and silky mouthfeel. Grapes are destemmed without crushing, into a mix of fermenters for inoculation by choice yeasts and a warm, gentle vinification, to enhance fruit character while retaining distinct regional varietal expression. Upon completion, batches are pressed and treated to malolactic, followed by transfer to a selection of seasoned French and American oak barrels for a year's maturation, before assembling into the finished wine, bottled after a minimal filtration. Alcohol 14.6%
TASTING NOTES
Deep red, intense purple hue. Distinct aromas of Japanese satsuma plum and ripe cherries abound with secondary spice, cigar box characters evident along with subtle creamy chocolate. Medium to full bodied with rich plum and cherry fruit flavours balanced by undertones of creamy chocolate, spice and subtle savouryness. The tannins are fine grained and supple, acids are well balanced, the palate shows admirable persistence.
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  $167.00
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  $167.00
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About the Taylors Winery
Situated at the very heart of South Australia’s beautiful Clare Valley, Taylors has become one of Australia’s best loved and most trusted wineries
The tale of Taylors winemaking goes back a few years – three generations in fact, and all began with Bill Taylor Senior, and his love of a certain Bordeaux wine. Originally wine merchants in Sydney, a passion for wine was all part of being a Taylor, and in particular, for the famous French Clarets such as Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux’s Medoc region. It was this long held fascination for these wines which inspired the family’s foray into winemaking, and provides the inspiration and winemaking philosophy behind all Taylors winemaking today – to produce premium wines of exceptional and comparable quality in Australia. Taylors»